A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams?
Also Known As (AKA)
Alchimiste Parafaragamus ou La cornue infernale France (original title)
Parafaragaramus alkímista Hungary
The Mysterious Retort USA
Méliès' Untinted version http://archive.org/details/LalchimisteParafaragaramusOuLaCornueInfernale